The semester is winding down, and I have more in the pipeline and on the drawing board for Liminality here, but for today I just want to post a few photos I took Thursday last week, during our first snow of the season. Well, technically speaking the first snow fell the Thursday before that, but it was little more than flurries and didn’t amount to anything. Last Thursday, though, we had significantly more snow and actual accumulation. (All photos are linked to larger versions.)
This was taken from a covered walkway between two buildings in the college of humanities. I usually don’t take this way when I walk to my office, but it was a very wet snow and I still can’t quite bring myself to carry an umbrella in the snow, so I wanted to get out of it as soon as possible. Most of the buildings in the humanities are connected, which can be nice when it is precipitating. It may be a somewhat roundabout path, but it keeps you dry.
I took this photo upon reaching my office. This is the view from my office window, which is always nice, but was particularly enchanting on this day.
This was taken later in the day, during a break in the snow.
And this was taken in the late afternoon/early evening, after the snow had stopped. You can see that at this point the walkways were clear and a lot of the snow that had accumulated on the tree branches had fallen off.
Now, almost a week later, the snow is almost entirely gone. It has been pretty cold, but it’s gotten warm enough at points—with some bright sunshine—to melt most of the snow away. It looks like we’ll have to get another snow in a couple weeks if we want to have a white Christmas.